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Attention: NJ Bus Operators

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If your buses travel to NYC and you receive motor vehicle violations which require you to appear in NY Criminal Court to answer the Summonses, be aware of the fact that as corporations, you must be represented by Legal Counsel and may have to have a representative of your company appear in Court as well.

Our law firm specializes in all transportation matters for bus companies and we are admitted to practice in NJ and in NY.  We can make the appearances for you, usually without a representative from your company appearing, and negotiate the best possible settlement of the violations charged against your company.  If the violations are equipment related, i.e. brake lights, warning triangles,first aid kits, leaking oil or transmission fluid, etc., proof that the repairs have been done within 24 hrs. is generally accepted to permit a dismissal and waiver of penalties.

Please call our firm for legal respresentation if you receive any Summonses in NYC (all 5 Boroughs).  Additionally, we can handle all of your NJ Municipal Court appearances in North Jersey.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com

 


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Attention: NY Bus Operators

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If your buses travel to NJ or NYC and you receive motor vehicle violations which require you to appear in NJ Municipal Courts or NYC Criminal Court to answer the Summonses, be aware of the fact that as corporations, you must be represented by Legal Counsel and may have to have a representative of your company appear in Court as well.

Our law firm specializes in all transportation matters for bus companies and we are admitted to practice in NJ and in NY.  We can make the appearances for you, usually without a representative from your company appearing, and negotiate the best possible settlement of the violations charged against your company.  If the violations are equipment related, i.e. brake lights, warning triangles,first aid kits, leaking oil or transmission fluid, etc., proof that the repairs have been done within 24 hrs. is generally accepted to permit a dismissal and waiver of penalties.

Please call our firm for legal respresentation if you receive any Summonses in NJ or NYC.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com

 


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Attention: Pennsylvania Bus Operators

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If your buses travel to NJ or NYC and you receive motor vehicle violations which require you to appear in NJ Municipal Courts or NY Criminal Courts to answer the Summonses, be aware of the fact that as corporations, you must be represented by Legal Counsel and may have to have a representative of your company appear in Court as well.

Our law firm specializes in all transportation matters for bus companies and we are admitted to practice in NJ and in NY.  We can make the appearances for you, usually without a representative from your company appearing, and negotiate the best possible settlement of the violations charged against your company.  If the violations are equipment related, i.e. brake lights, warning triangles,first aid kits, leaking oil or transmission fluid, etc., proof that the repairs have been done within 24 hrs. is generally accepted to permit a dismissal and waiver of penalties.

Please call our firm for legal respresentation if you receive any Summonses in NJ or NYC.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com

 

 

 

 


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Subrogation/Property Damage Claims for Bus – NJ

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In today’s economic environment, a bus or limousine company’s ability to recover the cost of repair for damage to its vehicles is more important than ever. Insurance companies are not voluntarily making payments and they have to be pushed very hard to do so. When your claim is being handled by an attorney, they realize that you mean business, and the insurance companies’ costs will rise if the matter goes into litigation. Therefore, they will take the claim more seriously.

Our law firm specializes in first party property damage claims for buses (coaches, school buses, minibuses, vans) and for limousines (sedans and stretches). We are known in the bus industry as subrogation or property damage recovery attorneys. We work on a contingent fee basis, so no recovery, no fee. However, please understand that we do not take cases where it is clear that your driver is at fault. As a consequence, we recover for the damage in virtually all cases, and frequently recover for loss of use of the vehicle.

The recoveries that we may obtain on your behalf go straight to your bottom line – very important today. So, if you need a subrogation attorney to recover for your company’s damages arising from motor vehicle accidents in NJ, contact us through the website address noted below. A majority of our cases are in Essex, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Morris Counties, but we are not limited geographically in NJ unless the case arises in South Jersey and involves too small a sum of money to justify litigating, i.e. $2,500.00 or less.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com

 


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Charter Bus Operators Do Not Have to Purchase Apportioned Plates

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Charter bus operators in the U.S. and Canada have been spared from having to purchase apportioned license plates after a proposal requiring the action failed to pass.

The United Motorcoach Association (UMA), along with the National Tour Association (NTA) and Motor Coach Canada (MCC), partnered in a campaign to speak out against the International Registration Plan (IRP) proposal to eliminate the exemption granted to charter bus operators and force most of them to buy apportioned license plates.

In a pre-ballot survey, 50 of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces that are members of IRP — the organization governing vehicle registration of out-of-jurisdiction buses and trucks — approved the change to the exemption, thus prompting an official vote. The elimination proposal needed the support of 75 percent of IRP members to be approved; however, the vote failed to reach the support benchmark and was not passed.

Collaborative letters were sent out to voting members from Victor Parra, UMA president/CEO and Lisa Simon, NTA president, urging members to vote against the proposal citing the negative impact to travel and tourism and the higher costs that would have to be endured by motorcoach operators to obtain apportioned license plates.

A second letter was also sent by Parra outlining safety statistics of the motorcoach industry and asking members to put their confidence in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program to monitor and enforce motorcoach safety and vote “no” to IRP’s proposal.

“Based on the pre-ballot survey, this proposal was expected to pass easily, but for the past month, we’ve lobbied hard on this issue with our partners from the MCC and NTA,” said Parra. “IRP was hoping to get states searching for new sources of revenue to support the elimination of the exemption without thinking about the overall consequences of their decision.”

The partners reacted quickly and sent communications to state/provincial directors of tourism, governors and directly to the voting IRP members, according to Parra. “Both NTA and MCC helped greatly in this effort. Thankfully we were able to turn this around and the result was enough “no” votes to kill the proposal,” he said.   Reprinted from Metro Magazine.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. – NJ Transportation Law Attorney (www.jcasser.com)


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